For the sixth time the oldest
Conservatoire in Russia
welcomes Guests from all over the
whole world to attend its Festival.
This year the International Conservatoire
Week is devoted to the
Centenary of Dmitri Dmitrevich Shostakovich.
Historically the life and work of this greatest
of all musicians has been indissolubly connected
with the Leningrad Conservatoire where
he came at the tender age of 13. Within these
walls the talent of this young composer blossomed
into full professional maturity Here, as
a professor of the Conservatory, he trained
and encouraged generation after generation of
I express my cordial thanks to all those
who help keep our festival alive and vibrant.
Without doubt this musical feast will discover
yet a number of bright new names and will
be remembered for its many unforgettable
Rector, St. Petersburg Conservatoire